And Stewart said the former Belfast Giants and Fife Flyers goalie was the one candidate that stood out as he was weighing up his options.
“We looked at different options for this series, but kept coming back to Shane,” Stewart said. “Shane is a great goaltender that has had a lot of success in Fife and Belfast and gives you a chance every night.
“That’s what you need and he’ll have great support from Jordan Hedley who will get his fair share of starts, as will Will Bray should he need a night off.”
Owen played the 2019/20 Elite League campaign with Belfast, where he registered a .917 save-percentage and league-leading 2.39 goals-against-average (GAA) in 43 regular season appearances.
It was his third season in the Elite League having playing for Fife Flyers over two spells, in seasons 2016/17 then 2018/19 previously and will lead a goaltending tandem, alongside Brits Jordan Hedley and Will Bray for the Elite Series.